The worn Wayne Gretzky jersey from the last NHL game will be auctioned off
Big-budget hockey fans have a great opportunity to add a relic from the great’s career to their collection.
A jersey worn by Wayne Gretzky during his last NHL game Up for auction at Gray Flannel Auctionsbut it certainly won’t be cheap.
With bids starting at $50,000, they were already up to $189,880 as of 10 a.m. ET Wednesday. The call for applications runs until June 11th.
The shirt shows signs of wear and features Gretzky’s handwritten signature and the game date “4-18-99”.
While Gretzky and the Rangers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime that night, the great broke his record of 2,857th Career point with an assist – a mark unlikely to ever be broken.
This won’t be the first Gretzky jersey to sell for a hefty price at auction. Just last year, a game-worn jersey from his last game with the Edmonton Oilers sold for $1.45 million, also through Gray Flannel Auctions.
This award surpassed the previous record for a game-worn jersey, which belonged to Paul Henderson’s 1972 Summit Series jersey. In 2012, it sold for $1.3 million.
In 2019, a game-worn jersey from Gretzky’s 1979-80 rookie season with the Oilers cost more than $221,000.
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